These healthy flourless keto zucchini muffins are easy to make, require no flour, and are naturally gluten free and paleo friendly.
Rich and moist, these chocolate zucchini muffins are even better the next day! A great low carb muffin for chocolate lovers! No almond flour or coconut flour either.
We have a few savory zucchini muffin recipes but thought that it was time for a sweet version. The savory zucchini recipes are usually made with coconut flour but I wanted to make a flourless muffin with the zucchini being added to keep the muffin moist.
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Making these keto muffins recipe is very easy and a great recipe to make with the family.
- Cocoa - we use unsweetened cocoa
- Low Carb Sweetener - brown monk fruit was used but any other low carb sweetener can be used such as Swerve or Allulose. It does not have to be golden either.
- Coconut Oil - this could be substitute with melted butter or ghee.
- Peanut butter - use unsweetened and natural peanut butter. Always check the labels.
- Zucchini - grated.
- Chocolate chips - sugar free chocolate chips such as Lily's or Swerve can be used.
- Cinnamon - we gave these muffins a hint of warm spice of cinnamon but this can be omitted.
- Eggs - use at room temperature.
HOW TO MAKE KETO ZUCCHINI MUFFINS
This is a one bowl muffin mixture and is easy to make.
Mix the peanut butter, sweetener, eggs and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients, then stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
Spoon into muffin lines.
Bake until firm. Don't they look lovely and glossy!
We didn't squeeze the grated zucchini as this can be optional. Some zucchini may be more "juicier" than others. If your zucchini is very wet when grating, remove excess moisture with a clean dish towel, kitchen towel or nut bag.
However delicious these healthy zucchini muffins are warm from the oven, they are tastier the next day. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge. They should last up to 5 days, but good luck with that!
Although I've not frozen them (the Chief Taster ate all the batch before they could move to the freezer!), they should be fine to freeze. Once they are completely cool, place them in a zip lock back or air tight container. The muffins should last up to 3 months in the freezer.
To bring out the chocolate flavor add a small amount of coffee to the muffin mixture.
Parchment paper muffins liners were used as they do not stick rather than cupcake liners.
If you don't have parchment paper muffin liners, you can fashion your own with square of parchment paper. Cut the parchment into squares and then press them around a mold that's roughly the same size as your muffin cup
Eggs need to be at room temperature when using coconut oil to alleviate any re-solidifying of the oil against cold eggs from the fridge.
Add chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts to the muffin batter for a crunchy texture.
MORE LOW CARB MUFFIN RECIPES
We have a great selection of low carb savory vegetable and sweet muffin recipes for you to try!
Flourless Keto Zucchini Muffins
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup peanut butter smooth, unsweetened
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- ½ cup brown sweetener or other low carb sweetener
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- ½ cup cocoa powder unsweetened
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup zucchini, grated
- ½ cup sugar free chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 190C/350F degrees.
- Line a muffin tin with 6 large parchment paper muffin liners (preferably)
- In a large mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, coconut oil, sweetener, eggs and vanilla. Beat well to combine.
- Add the cocoa, salt and baking powder. Mix well.
- Add the grated zucchini and chocolate chips. Fold through thoroughly.
- Spoon the muffin mixture into the muffin liners.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the muffins are firm.
- Allow to cool before enjoying!
Really good recipe. Great way to use zuchini
Delighted you enjoyed it!